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Glencore donates medical equipment to Wuhan hospitals

Baar, Switzerland
27 February 2020

 

Glencore has secured delivery of medical equipment to four hospitals in Wuhan, China, to support ongoing efforts to combat the effects of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

The shipment of ten Hamilton-C1 ventilators arrived in Wuhan from Shanghai this morning.

Glencore CEO, Ivan Glasenberg said: “The severity of the impact of the new coronavirus outbreak is clear and we extend our sympathies to all of those who have been affected. We hope this donation will go some way in providing vital assistance to staff and patients in the affected region. 

“We are continuing to monitor events in China and across the globe, with further procurement efforts for medical supplies in progress.”

Glencore is one of several Swiss companies to donate to the region in coordination with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

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Charles Watenphul    
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Notes for Editors
Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 commodities. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets.

With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial activities are supported by its global marketing network.

Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation, battery manufacturing and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 160,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

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